A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. D'Orville 80

Summary Catalogue no.: 16958


Ps.-Cicero, De arte rhetorica ad Herennium
Explicit: Gloria et laus Christo matrique pie. Amen. Ego Georgius Cl.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 71 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 10.625 × 8 in.


Written in Humanistic script by 'Georgius Cl.', fol. 66r (Pächt and Alexander ii. 402)


Pächt and Alexander ii. 402, Pl. XXXIX

Fine initials


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italy, Ferrara or Padua

Provenance and Acquisition

Listed under Ferrara in Pächt and Alexander, corrected in the Bodleian's annotated copy to 'probably Padua'.

Jacques Phillippe D'Orville of Amsterdam (1690–1751)

Jean D'Orville, b. 1734, his son, by descent

Jean D'Orville, son of Jean, by descent

Sold to the Rev. John Cleaver Banks (1765/1766–1845): purchased from him by the Bodleian

Acquired by the Bodleian in 1804

Record Sources

Description adapted (February 2024) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966)

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2024-02-05: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1897)